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Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology (BSc Degree)

  • Course Code

    CR_SBIBI_7

  • Field of Study

    Biological Sciences

  • Type of Course:

    Higher Certificate,Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

Course duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

Leaving Certificate Grade D3 at Ordinary or Higher level in 5 subjects including Mathematics and either English or Irish.

Work Placement

At present, students generally spend four months in appropriate work placement in third year. The placement can be organised for Ireland or abroad

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics are the most helpful Leaving Certificate subjects for the course

Course summary

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology was developed to meet the growing demand for technicians and analysts in biotechnology based industries in Ireland.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Further Study Courses

A 50% average in an appropriate Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent will be required to apply for entry to Year 4 of CIT’s  or Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science.


Related Courses

Click here for a list of modules for this programme


This courses provide students with a broad scientific education. The basic concepts of the biological sciences, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology are emphasised. Knowledge of environmental science, analytical techniques, quality management and bioprocessing are seen as key requirements and these disciplines are studied in detail. Laboratory work forms a substantial part of the course and classes are held in modern well-equipped laboratories. The development of high-level laboratory skills and the ability to use them in the service of advanced industrial biology are key aims of the course.

About the Course

Please note: Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Applied Biosciences.

In CR 006 Applied Biosciences, Years 1 and 2 are common. Students will not be required to choose their preferred qualification (Food & Health Science or Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology) until the beginning of Year 3. Knowledge of environmental science, analytical techniques, quality management and bioprocessing are seen as key requirements and these disciplines are studied in detail.

Laboratory work forms a substantial part of the course. The development of high-level laboratory skills and the ability to use them in the service of advanced industrial biology are key aims of the course. Opportunities currently exist for a number of students on courses to participate in EU funded exchange programmes involving colleges and enterprises in Europe.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology meets the demands of biotechnology, food and pharmaceutical industries for technologists and analysts. In addition, the requirements of the services and research laboratories for staff trained in advanced biologically based analytical techniques are met by graduates of the course.

The Bachelor of Science in Food & Health Science meets the changing needs of the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries for technicians and analysts. Graduates are in great demand from multinational pharmaceutical companies, as well as the traditional employers in the food and drink sectors.

Advanced manufacturing in the food, health care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and chemical industries have been employment destinations for graduates of this course as well as state and local authority laboratories.

Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology CR006

Higher Certificate in Applied Bioscience


The Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology produces graduates with the requisite skills and knowledge in bioanalysis, bioassay, microbiology and DNA-based methods. This BSc meets the demands of biotechnology, food and pharmaceutical industries for technologists and analysts. In addition the requirements of the services and research laboratories for staff trained in advanced biologically based analytical techniques are met by graduates of the course.


Please email Dr Roy Sleator roy.sleator@cit.ie

Dr Roy Sleator
roy.sleator@cit.ie
021 433 5405


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